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New Delhi: Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day shortly after noon on Friday after passage of two bills, including the one which proposes to end a controversial retrospective tax policy, amid protests by the Opposition over Pegasus and other issues.
Rajya Sabha was unable to transact any business as an unrelenting Opposition continued to raise the Pegasus issue.
The House was adjourned for the day a few minutes after it assembled for the second time at 12 PM. Congress, TMC and other members raised slogans in the Well soon after it met for Question Hour.
Lok Sabha also passed the Central Universities Amendment Bill, 2021, for setting up a central university in Ladakh.
Opposition protests started soon after proceedings began in the House. As protests continued, health minister Mansukh Mandaviya lashed out at opposition members for not allowing junior health minister Bharti Pawar, a first-time tribal MP, from replying to questions. After Pawar gave her response, Speaker Om Birla adjourned the House.
When the House resumed at noon, Rajendra Agrawal, who was in the chair, allowed discussions on ‘The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021’, which proposed amendments to the Income Tax and Finance Act 2012 to make it clear that no tax demand will be raised for any indirect transfer of Indian assets if the transaction was undertaken prior to May 28, 2012.
After a brief statement by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman and clause-wise consideration of the bill, it was passed by voice vote.
Similarly, another bill ‘The Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2021’, to set up a central university in Ladakh was passed by the House following a brief statement by Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
After the two bills were passed, the chair announced the adjournment of the House for the day.

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